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Liberals shouldn't politicize sports and entertainment

One thing that defines liberals is their incessant desire to push political messages into every time and space. Their "compassion" and "inclusion" is perpetually shoved in our faces. That problem has metastasized under President Trump. The urgency of their "resistance" is knocking down all the barriers.

Don't they know that most Americans don't...Read more

Will the 'Deep State' break Trump?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

"It is becoming more obvious with each passing day that the men and the movement that broke Lyndon Johnson's authority in 1968 are out to break Richard Nixon," wrote David Broder on Oct. 8, 1969.

"The likelihood is great that they will succeed again."

A columnist for The Washington Post, Broder was no fan of Nixon.

His prediction, however, ...Read more

Is Trump's coziness with Putin causing the White House to panic?

From the Right / Michael Gerson /

WASHINGTON -- As a former presidential staffer, I have little patience for leaks. Any president deserves and requires the ability to conduct policy discussions in private. Leaks are an abuse of power and position, generally by people who are unelected and self-serving.

But motivations matter, and the taxonomy of White House leakage is a worthy ...Read more

Women against free speech?

From the Right / Michael Barone /

Sometimes, for those of us who are constantly reading statistics and poll results, something that you didn't expect to see stands out -- a number that makes you think the future will not be what you have been expecting.

My latest sighting of such a number was in a March 12 New York Times report on a poll of college students sponsored by the ...Read more

The Russian (S)election

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Perhaps Vladimir Putin was using his experience meddling in U.S. elections to meddle in his own. Putin "won" re-election last Sunday with about 76 percent of the vote, not as much as the 99 percent Iraqi ...Read more

Democrats dream of capturing California districts

From the Right / George Will /

LOS ANGELES -- On a recent Sunday evening, Katie Hill, 30, whose father is an LA police lieutenant in Beverly Hills, boarded a red-eye flight to Washington for frenetic fundraising and networking. She must really want to get into the House of Representatives. If she does, she will have defeated a two-term incumbent, Rep. Steve Knight, 51, who ...Read more

Trump's revolving cabinet

From the Right / Paul Greenberg /

It's anybody's guess who'll be in and who'll be out of our president's cabinet tomorrow. Or whose name he'll be floating next for a top position in these currently less than United States of America.

The first and one of the greatest American presidents and commanders, George Washington, insisted that both parties and then-dominant philosophies...Read more

A little too much reality in the show?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Watching the parade of porn stars, reality TV contestants and former Playboy models lining up to lambaste the president of the United States, as well as the daily trove of stories of wife beating, naked nepotism, gambling and official corruption among his Cabinet members and White House staff, I was reminded of a story Bill Buckley once told.

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Another fatal FBI fumble in Florida

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

A sickening act of youth violence in Florida glinted across the news headlines last week, and then disappeared from view.

There will be no CNN town halls or student walkouts over the lost life and preventable tragedy, because there are no guns to blame. Only dropped balls.

As the exploiters of crisis know full well, bureaucratic screw-ups don'...Read more

These immigrants broke the rules, but their tragedy breaks our hearts

SAN DIEGO -- Picking fruit and vegetables is a crummy job that Americans aren't exactly eager to do. Not at any wage.

Yet recently, in a tragedy set against the backdrop of the lush farmland of Central California, a husband and wife were on their way to do a couple of those crummy jobs -- when instead they wound up at the morgue.

The farm ...Read more

Liberal 'pro-truth' media back lying Mccabe

NBC News star Chuck Todd recently made a lectern-pounding speech to attendees of a journalism awards dinner. He proclaimed: "One thing we're not is the opposition. We've never tried to be a part of the political debate, but people want to drag us into it. We shouldn't take the bait. We're simply a voice of truth."

So, let's consider the case of...Read more

The unbalanced California FACT Act

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether pro-life pregnancy help centers in California should be required to post notices informing women of the availability of abortions elsewhere. The pregnancy ...Read more

We are not 'globalists,' we are Americans

From the Right / Michael Gerson /

WASHINGTON -- At one haunted moment in American history -- early in 1939, not long after Kristallnacht -- Senator Robert Wagner, D-N.Y., and Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers, R-Mass., introduced a bill that would have allowed 20,000 unaccompanied Jewish refugee children into the United States. Opponents argued that Congress should focus on the welfare ...Read more

I know nothing about how it feels to lose a child to senseless violence, but I'll talk about it anyway

From the Right / Dennis Prager /

In decades of writing columns, I have taken risks but perhaps never one as big this: writing a column to and about parents who have lost a child. I can well imagine that the first reaction of any parent who has lost a child will be: Why does this guy, who hasn't gone through what I have, think he has something to say about the death of a child? ...Read more

Did Putin order the Salisbury hit?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

Britain has yet to identify the assassin who tried to murder the double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury, England.

But Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson knows who ordered the hit.

"We think it overwhelmingly likely that it was (Russian President Vladimir Putin's) decision to direct the use of a nerve agent on the ...Read more

Trump's wall is a 12th-century solution to 21st-century problem

SAN DIEGO -- President Trump only spent about three hours in America's Finest City last week.

It was barely enough time to get a cup of coffee. Or -- since San Diego was founded by the Spanish in 1769, and today hums along due in large part to the productivity of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans -- maybe a cafe con leche.

From the tone of...Read more

Freedom of speech includes the right to remain silent

From the Right / George Will /

WASHINGTON -- Governments routinely behave badly, but sometimes their mean-spiritedness comes to the Supreme Court's attention. On Tuesday, it will hear oral arguments concerning the constitutionality of measures that California's government has taken to compel pro-life entities to speak against their own mission.

Crisis pregnancy centers are ...Read more

Liberal medis loves disruptive walkouts

The leftist-organized wave of school walkouts on March 14 to protest gun violence is a classic example of the way protests are categorized by our news and entertainment media.

1. Liberal protests are authentic cries from the grass roots; conservative protests are "Astroturf." How homegrown were these liberal walkouts? They were organized weeks ...Read more

Much more than economics

From the Right / Mona Charen /

There are so many things to lament about the modern world -- fracturing families, the rise of authoritarianism, the rage for torn jeans -- but there is also much to celebrate and savor. One is the abundance of great conversation available through podcasts. There's my own, of course, "Need to Know," and then there is the master.

If you're not ...Read more

Is the GOP staring at another 1930?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

After the victory of Donald Trump in 2016, the GOP held the Senate and House, two-thirds of the governorships, and 1,000 more state legislators than they had on the day Barack Obama took office.

"The Republican Party has not been this dominant in 90 years," went the exultant claim.

A year later, Republicans lost the governorship of Virginia ...Read more